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Friday, July 05, 2013

Friday Five: Independence Day Edition!

In honor of the 237th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Indpendence, I invite you to participate in today's Independence Day edition of the Friday Five! We'll be looking at all kinds of "independence," so please join in!

1. How does one typically celebrate your native /adopted land's Big National Holiday?

2. How do you personally celebrate the holiday described in #1? Any unusual twists on the typical celebration? Is it something you enjoy or endure?

3. What does the word "independence" mean to you, whether in a political or personal mood? How has that understanding changed throughout your life?

4. When did you first feel that you, personally, had gained independence? Was there a 'rite of passage' you would like to share?

5. Tell us about your favorite "indie" film, music label, book store...

Bonus Question: Is there a time you remember going "against the tide" of advice or precedent, or in some other way? Or perhaps a time you wish you had done so? Share it here!

Let us know in the comments if you have played... We'd love to hear from you!

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    1. thanks for your comments Pat & Teri...
      Teri I did consider Burns - but it is SO regional. Up north where I used to live - definitely; down here in the Borders much less so.
      Hogmanay is still the most likely - but again, much less so that it was up north.

  2. I'm in! Here's the post. Thanks for the prompts, Pat!

  3. Boom! Bang! Crash! A fireworks hater played

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  6. I've tried to post this, with quite a bit of nervousness...but I guess independence, for me, is freedom from. Some of you have stated that, I guess letting go of the sin we retain, that which wants for us to destroy rather than create... I heard on the radio yesterday that to be alive is to create. Anything. Whatever you are led to create. I think God is about creating relationship and in letting go of debilitating, destructive emotions, we create from here and now, freed from that which held us back.
    It's not to belittle or to negate that which has been, it is to eschatalogically move us forward to that which is now and that which will be.
    Aw geez. Here's my link.


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